Six years after his election as governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje has disclosed that he inherited liability to the tune of N54,408,259,628.05 billion from the administration of Rabi’u Kwankwaso, meant for the five-kilometre road projects across the 44 local government areas of the state.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba at a press conference after the state Executive Council Meeting held at the Government House on Saturday.
He said the council received the report of the Technical Committee to assess the five kilometre road projects, all of which were awarded by the previous administration under the defunct Ministry of Land and Physical Planning with the state Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) as supervising agency.
According to Garba, the committee visited 39 local governments and disclosed the awarded contract sum for the projects, present site conditions, value of executed works, amount certified and amount released for the projects.
He pointed out that five kilometre projects in three local governments were revoked and rewarded due to non-performance in Warawa, Ungogo and Dawakin Tofa, while some portions of the projects in Tsanyawa and Bichi along Kano-Katsina road, were released to the federal ministry of works and housing based on request from the federal government.
He said other three projects in Rimin Gado, Karaye and Bunkure local government that fall within main arterial highway, were expunged from the main project and re-awarded separately for execution, while metropolitan local governments of Dala, Nassarawa, Gwale, Municipal and Tarauni were allotted various projects within the municipality as 5km projects.
Garba further pointed out that the council has approved the release of N607,124,663.47 million for the rehabilitation of Rimin Gado-Sabon Fegi-Jilli-Gulu road in Rimin Gado local government, adding that the approval for the conversion of the existing School of Post Basic Midwifery Gezawa to the status of School of Nursing Gezawa to broaden the platform for training of more qualified midwives in order to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, was granted.